Gear up for an action-packed experience at the 2023 VAILO Adelaide 500. Whether you’re a hardcore racing fan or just looking for a great day out, this guide will help you make the most of everything on offer.
From the high-speed drama on the track to family-friendly zones and top-notch concerts, the VAILO Adelaide 500 has something for everyone. So, grab your tickets, bring your excitement, and let’s explore what this year’s event has in store.
Repco Supercars Championship
The centrepiece of the event, featuring the best in Australian motorsport on the challenging Adelaide street circuit. Expect heart-pounding action as drivers navigate the 3.219 km track, showcasing their skill and daring.
A diverse lineup including the Super 2 & Super 3 Dunlop Series, where future stars battle it out; the raw power of the S5000’s; the precision and speed of the Porsche Carrera Cup; and the GT World Challenge, where luxury sports cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Mercedes dazzle the crowd.
Touring Car Masters
A nostalgic trip with classic muscle cars, including Ford Falcons, Holden Toranas, Chevrolet Camaros, and Ford Mustangs. The Trans-Tasman battle adds an international flavour, making it a must-watch for enthusiasts.
Gen3 Era Debut
Witness the inaugural race of the Gen3 era in Adelaide, bringing a new dimension to the championship with more competitive and closer racing.
The 2023 season stands out with 8 different race winners, indicating a fiercely competitive championship. The introduction of the Gen3 car and ruleset promises to shake up the dynamics even further.
Hear from the drivers themselves, like Kostecki, about the new cars’ performance and the enhanced racing experience.
Friday Night (6pm)
Carl Cox and Eric Powell’s Mobile Disco, with the “House Divas”, get the party started after all to the on-track action. Joining them on stage will be the “House Divas” featuring international vocalists Robin S, known for her 90’s smash hits “Show Me Love’ and “Love for Love’, Melanie Williams who lent her vocals to the 90’s dance hit ‘Aint’ No Love (Ain’t No Use), and Saeeda Wright, a former member of Prince’s New Power Generation, together with a special appearance by one of Australia’s most popular female performers, Christine Anu.
The Saturday After Race Concert features a powerhouse of Australian rock headlined by ICEHOUSE and guests William Barton and The Brewster Brothers, songwriters and guitarists from The Angels. Joining them are Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets and super-group Australian Rock Collective featuring Talei Wolfgramm with members from Spiderbait, Jet, Powderfinger and You Am I.
SET TIMES: Australian Rock Collective – 6:00pm / The Screaming Jets – 7:00pm / Baby Animals – 8:00pm / ICEHOUSE – 9:15pm
Global pop sensation and ultimate showman, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, headlines the VAILO Adelaide 500 After-Race Concert Series bringing his high-octane XXV tour and catalogue of pop hits to Adelaide. ROBBIE WILLIAMS has sold over 85 million albums, 14 UK number one albums (the most for any solo artist, equalled only by Elvis Presley) and 14 number one singles as a solo artist.
Robbie will be performing his full set and will be supported by Lufthaus, a newly formed electronic group featuring Australian songwriting/production team Tim Metcalfe and Flynn Francis. Gaz Coombes, the acclaimed British singer-songwriter, and Sneaky Sound System will be joining Robbie Williams exclusively for his Adelaide performance at VAILO Adelaide 500.
SET TIMES: Lufthaus 5:45pm / Sneaky Sound System – 6:25pm / Gaz Coombes – 7:20pm / Robbie Williams – 8:30pm
OFF TRACK FAMILY FUN
A unique, 35-meter-long fiberglass slide offering fun for all ages. It’s a thrilling ride that’s sure to be a hit with both kids and adults.
A ride for younger children, featuring a playful safari theme and a cheeky monkey character.
An inflatable paradise with a large bouncing area, obstacles, and a slide, ensuring endless fun.
A new addition that offers a maze of wacky tricks and obstacles, ending with a twisted slide through a treehouse.
Airtime Freestyle Motocross Team
Launching motorcycles 15m into the air while performing some of the most death defying stunts, it’s an incredible family friendly show for all ages, and one not to be missed!
Golden North Ferris Wheel
Enjoy free rides on the Giant Ferris Wheel, courtesy of Golden North. It’s a perfect way to take in the views of the Adelaide Street Circuit while enjoying their famous ice cream.
Free Public Transport
Utilise the free public transport services for a hassle-free experience. Show your event ticket for free rides on Adelaide Metro services.
Dedicated CBD Shuttle
A convenient shuttle service looping key gates and the Adelaide Railway Station, making it easy to navigate the event.
Gate Opening Times
Plan your arrival with the knowledge of gate opening times, at 8am, ensuring you don’t miss any of the action.
Whether you’re a motorsport enthusiast, looking for family fun, or eager to enjoy live music, the VAILO Adelaide 500 has something for everyone. Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled adventure in the heart of Adelaide!
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